Mayor Joe Helle was born in Oregon, Ohio and raised in the greater Oak Harbor area. After graduating from high school he joined the Army as an Airborne Infantryman, where he deployed to Iraq from 2006-2007 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and to Afghanistan in 2009 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During this time Mayor Helle rose through the ranks as a Sergeant and was a Personal Security Detachment Section Sergeant.
Mayor Helle has recently served as a regional Resources Manager for the International Veteran Disaster Relief Organization Team Rubicon, and currently owns and operates the Oak N' Harbor Distillery. He is also a trustee for the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG) and board member for the Northern Ohio Mayors and Managers Association (NOMMA). Mayor Helle also performs marraige ceremonies within Ottawa County only. Contact the Mayor's office for more information.
Mayor Helle is the father of two beautiful daughters, Autumn and Natalie. Joe is an at-large life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and is an ardent supporter of Veterans' issues.
Mayor Helle can be reached at:
|Office Phone: (419) 898-5561 Ext. 1003
Office Fax: (419) 898-2519
Written correspondence should be sent to:
Mayor Joe Helle